World Neurosurg 2020 12 27;144:162-169. Epub 2020 Aug 27.
Department of Neurosurgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK; Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. Electronic address:
Background: The interhemispheric fissure provides a natural surgical corridor to access tumors of the deep medial surface of the brain. Conventional microscopic approaches to these tumors are limited by the narrow width of the interhemispheric fissure and need for retraction of brain tissue or traversing overlying cortex. Over the last decade, the endoscope has been used to improve visualization of the operative field in neurosurgery, with benefits in terms of surgical ergonomics and extent of tumor resections. Read More